Mr. Michael graduated from Bridgewater College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. He has taught in the county for 5 years as an elementary art teacher and has been selected as teacher of the year at Linville-Edom Elementary and Peak View Elementary School. Mr. Michael is a local artist in the valley who most recently had a painting exhibition at the Smith-House Gallery in downtown. Mr. Michael also creates graphics and artwork in the community such as the elk mural behind the bingo hall on route 340.
The art program strives to inspire and promote creativity. Expression, individuality, and style are the main components of the art studio. The student will be immersed in an active studio environment that emphasizes choice and style. Foundations of Art 1 & 2 will give students a basic understanding of what art is, how it works, what materials are at your disposal, and will increase visual literacy. The crafts 1 & 2 courses will focus on 3-D design, ceramics, and sculpture. In the Advance Art 1 & 2 courses, students will find and explore their artistic vision with various prompts, creating work for display in the community, and producing art through personal artistic investigations. The AP Studio Art course is a college credit course. The student will choose a 2-D, 3-D, or Drawing track and create work within the parameters of their artistic inquiry and the chosen track. Welcome to the studio! You can't spell SMART without ART!